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GSA Helps Companies Put Computers in Classrooms;
Provides Access to Computers for Learning Web Site

GSA #10064

January 26, 2004
Contact: Viki Reath (202) 501-1231
viki.reath@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. General Services Administration today expanded access to its Computer for Learning (CFL) Web site to include private-sector entities, along with federal agencies.

The Web site, www.computers.fed.gov, provides a list of approximately 10,000 schools and nonprofit, educational organizations that need computers.

The CFL program, committed to working with the private sector to promote developments in American education, including making computer technology an integral part of every classroom, encourages companies to use the site to help meet the overwhelming demand for computer equipment, which exceeds the number of available federal excess computers.

“The Computers for Learning program is an ideal, Web-based resource for linking unneeded computers with less fortunate children in at-risk communities, including empowerment zones and enterprise communities throughout America,” said GSA Associate Administrator G. Martin Wagner. 

Now, companies and other private entities can join the federal government in a public/private partnership to invest in America’s next-generation work force, and help preserve the environment by recycling computers.

“The partnership is good for schools, good for business and good for the environment,” Wagner said. 

GSA is a centralized federal procurement, property management, and policy agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. It also plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies. GSA’s 13,000 associates provide services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers located in more than 8,000 government-owned and leased buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities.